August 2011

10 Tips to Be a Better Employee

August 31, 2011

(Guest Post by Dr. Dean Burke) What would your co-workers say if they were being honest about you at work? “She’s great!” “I love how he always pitches in!” “She’s a whiz with those complicated formulas-but doesn’t brag about it!” “Did you see how she calmed that a-hole down that was complaining? She had him eating out of her hand!” “Have you ever seen him […]

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An [Insider’s] Warning About Financial Advisors

August 30, 2011

(Message from an Anonymous insider) “I sold this mutual fund, so when am I getting paid for it?” This is how many of my conversations start with the financial advisors at the not-to-be-named financial company I work for. See, I have one of those 9-5’s where I help financial advisors figure out what the hell they are doing. I make a decent amount of money. […]

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Breaking News from Roswell

August 29, 2011

My encounter with a real life alien!!  I told you they had money. J. Money Jay loves talking about money, experimenting, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his two beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog! http://budgetsaresexy.com

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What Old People Know

August 29, 2011

(Guest Post by Barbara “Babs” Wagner) A great deal of what J$ says is right on.  Paying off debt, saving for retirement, and tracking what you spend so you can make better choices are great advice.  Don’t even get me started on Love Drop, his very personal, hands-on approach to charity.  I’m in love with Love Drop. But Mr. BAS is dead wrong about one […]

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As You’re Reading This, I’m Driving Across The Country!

August 26, 2011

So I get this call the other day from my business partner in crime, Nate St. Pierre, and he asks me if I wanted to drive across the country with him. He just landed this KILLER job out in Santa Monica, and turns out he’s packing up his stuff as we’re talking on the phone planning out our next Love Drop (which is tomorrow btw […]

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Budgets Are Sexy named Military Blogger of The Month!

August 26, 2011

It’s Friday, yo!  Get sexy!  And can’t remember if I’ve told y’all or not, but guess who’s USAA’s Military Blogger of The Month??  It’s me, it’s me! Haha… The month is almost over, and they’ll soon swap out the next lucky winner, but it felt great while it lasted :)  Nothing like your favorite company in the whole world giving you a fist bump. Happy […]

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What I Learned From Collecting Basketball Cards

August 25, 2011

I was reading someone’s blog post the other day, and randomly this flashback of collecting basketball cards came to mind (wtf?). I wish I could remember what I was reading, but whatever it was got me thinking about how I changed up my game plan after years and years of trading (at 12 years old, none the less) cuz it just wasn’t working anymore ;) […]

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Where Would YOU Hide $100,000?

August 24, 2011

Okay, so I’m ADDICTED to that new show out right now – “Take the Money and Run.” Any of you watch it?  It’s one of those reality shows that involve scheming and cops and a whole bunch of lying, only with this one you actually CHOOSE to go to jail! Haha… (you see what I did there?). The premise is that they give two people […]

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United Airlines is Trying to Steal My Money.

August 23, 2011

I’m gonna start this out with 2 quick things here:  1) I officially break up with United Airlines now, and it’s all due to their lack of customer service.  Which is sad, because their actual product of flying people from point a to b is pretty excellent.  When you suck at helping your customers, though, it tends to skew their judgement. But on a more […]

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Dave Ramsey (and $50 Mastercard) Giveaway Winners…

August 22, 2011

Thanks for participating y’all!  You guys sure do know how to keep it real up in here, haha… Here are the 3 lucky winners of our Dave Ramsey Giveaway: Dave Ramsey Starter Kit #1: Nicole (#178) Dave Ramsey Starter Kit #2: Jennie (#235) $50 Mastercard: Yong CONGRATS!  Hope this helps you guys out :)  And stay tuned for our next giveaway, it’s gonna be HUGE.  […]

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Health Insurance. Bleh.

August 22, 2011

If there’s one thing I still haven’t wrapped my head around w/ this whole self-employment stuff yet, it’s health insurance.  And for good measure (“good” as in keeping me from insanity, but “opposite of good” for staying ignorant about the whole damn thing ;)).  I don’t know what it is about it, but my brain just shuts off the second it gets raised around me.  […]

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Have you nominated your favorite Financial Blogger yet?

August 20, 2011

You should! Whether it’s my blog, or another’s (yes yes, I know you cheat on me!), you gotta hook ’em all up with a vote in this year’s Plutus Awards :) There are a TON of awesome categories out there, including places for your favorite credit cards and bank accounts too which is kinda cool, so be sure to take a few mins and vote […]

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5 For Friday: What If You Won The Lottery?

August 19, 2011

Hello happy campers!  I’m back in action and feeling semi-better today – woo! And even if I wasn’t, it’s hard not to get excited for today’s topic of interest – winning the lottery :)  Every single one of us has dreamed about it at some point, I’m sure. So today’s your chance to share it with the rest of us!  And I give my girl […]

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3 Things Money Can’t Buy… *sniff*

August 18, 2011

As I’m sitting here typing, I feel like crap and my nose and eyes seem like they have an endless supply of water stored up in my face.  I don’t know what happened in the past 24 hours, but needless to say I’m sick as a dogg. (spelled just like Snoop would have it)  But as I sit here sneezing all over my keyboard, I […]

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